Not surprisingly, Bob Probert went out with a roar.
A line of more than 50 motorcycles led a lengthy procession to Windsor Christian Fellowship, in Windsor, Ontario, where hundreds of mourners gathered to honor the former NHL player.
Probert's casket was transported on a sidecar attached to a motorcycle.
Numerous dignitaries from the National Hockey League were on hand, including NHL Vice President Colin Campbell, Red Wings owners Mike and Marian Ilitch, Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman, Red Wings general manager Ken Holland, as well as current and former Red Wings Joe Kocur, Kris Draper, Darren McCarty, Dino Ciccarelli, Stu Grimson, Dave Lewis, Mickey Redmond and Paul Ysabaert.
Campbell and Yzerman both spoke during the service, remembering Probert as a wonderful teammate who was revered by players around the league
Yzerman recalled a story from the 1989 All-Star Game, when a handful of NHL stars, including Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier asked to be introduced to Probert.
"They wanted to meet the big guy," said Yzerman. "They respected him as a player."
Yzerman proceeded to describe Probert as a proud man who would be sorely missed.
Probert's best friend, Rick Rogaw, also shared memories during the 75 minute ceremony.
"He was not only my best friend," said Rogaw. "He was my brother."
Probert passed away suddenly Monday afternoon, suffering a heart attack while boating with his family on Lake St. Clair.
He was 45 years old.